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Re: To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive

Posted by Masakim on January 07, 2003

In Reply to: Re: To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive posted by ESC on January 07, 2003

: : Please tell the meaning and explaination of the following:
: : To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive
: : Thanks

: It is along the same lines as these (found at quoteland.com )

: It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end."
: -Ursula K. LeGuin

: "The journey is the reward."
: -Taoist Saying

: I don't have anything profound to say. It's like going on vacation. The planning, the anticipation, and the trip there can be just as much fun as actually arriving at the vacation spot.

It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. True contentment derives from the doing of something, not its end point. Anticipation is often more exciting than the event itself. The saying was coined in 1881 by the Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94). ...
1881. To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor. --Robert Louis Stevenson, "El Dolado," _Virginibus Puerisque_
From _Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs & Sayings_ by Gregory Titelman
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Love is strictly a travelling. "It is better to travel than to arrive," somebody has said. (D.H. Lawrence, _English Review_, January 29, 1918)
Remember, ... it is better to travel hopefully yhan to arive. The satisfaction lies mainly in the travelling. (J. Duncan, _My Friend Muriel_, 1959)